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Another cautionary tale?

Another cautionary tale?

I just listened to an excellent story that… well, I won’t spoil it for you. Here’s the teaser:

What if a device could tell you exactly how satisfied you’d be with any decision? What if you could carry the future around in your pocket? What if you never had to say “what if” again?

The Decider

It’s called ‘The Decider’. Enjoy!

‘Character’ hexagrams: Confined, the Well, and Subtly Penetrating

‘Character’ hexagrams: Confined, the Well, and Subtly Penetrating
This entry is part 3 of 3 in the series The 'character' hexagrams

Hexagram 47, Confined Confining is de’s test. It is hard-pressed, and wholly connected. It is used to lessen resentment. Wilhelm/Baynes calls 47 the ‘test of character’, which is memorable – but the meaning isn’t so much what ‘puts you to the test’ as the test that identifies something by differentiating it from other things. (It’s… Continue Reading

New blog index page

New blog index page

I’ve just added a dedicated blog index page to the site’s menu. (You’ll find it under ‘blog’ and also under the search icon for good measure.) You can use this to scan a compact list of all posts, or filter the list by category or series. You’ll also find a tag cloud at the top… Continue Reading

New Resonance Journal version

New Resonance Journal version

If you’ve opened your Resonance Journal today, you’ll have noticed the ‘Update available’ button is active. Click it! Your journal will update to version 2.5.1, which includes some nifty new features. If you don’t have a copy of the Resonance Journal, you can download a trial from here. It’s available for Windows or Mac computers… Continue Reading

‘Character’ hexagrams: Lasting, Decrease, Increase

‘Character’ hexagrams: Lasting, Decrease, Increase
This entry is part 2 of 3 in the series The 'character' hexagrams

Here are the next three ‘character’ hexagrams… 32, Lasting Lasting is de‘s steadfastness. It means [encountering] miscellany and not [feeling] disgust. It provides for a single de. As you can see from the [square brackets], I haven’t quite managed to find English equivalents to the Chinese words for this one. Here are three versions of… Continue Reading

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